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Covid-19 Company Statement

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

On the 11th of May, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants, and warehouses – Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19). In line with this guidance we have undertaken a full risk assessment taking into consideration each of the recommended steps in order to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19 and protect our staff, suppliers, visitors, contractors and customers from risk to their health and safety. Having done this, we are pleased to share the results of our risk assessment as well as this statement to demonstrate we have complied with the governments guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. We will strive to keep improving and building on the measures we have currently put in place. We expect that the government guidance will be updated over time. The latest version at the time of writing was published on the 20th May 2020. This document will be reviewed and updated as required.

Risk Assessment Matrix-Level of Risk

Measures of Likelihood (probability)

LEVEL

DESCRIPTOR

CHANCE

DESCRIPTION

1

Very unlikely

0 to 20%

The event may occur only in exceptional circumstances.

2

Unlikely

21 to 40%

The event could occur at some time.

3

Moderate

41 to 60%

The event will occur at some time.

4

Likely

61 to 80%

The event could occur in most circumstances.

5

Very likely

81 to 100%

The event will occur in most circumstances.

 

Measures of Severity (consequence)

LEVEL

DESCRIPTOR

DESCRIPTION

1

Negligible

Minor local first aid treatment (e.g. minor cuts/abrasions) causing minimal work interruption.

2

Minor

Injury requiring first aid treatment causing inability to continue with current work activity for 7 days or less. Minimal financial loss or damage.

3

Serious

Medical treatment required. RIDDOR over 7 days lost time injuries. Moderate environmental implications. Moderate financial loss or damage. Moderate loss of reputation. Moderate business interruption.

4

Major

Permanent or life changing injuries. RIDDOR major injuries. High environmental implications. Major financial loss or damage. Major loss of reputation. Major business interruption.

5

Fatalities

Single or multiple deaths.

MATRIX

LIKELIHOOD

5 Fatalities

SEVERITY

5

10

15

20

25

4 Major

4

8

12

16

20

3 Serious

3

6

9

12

15

2 Minor

2

4

6

8

10

1 Negligible

1

2

3

4

5

1 Very

Unlikely

2

Unlikely

3

Moderate

4

Likely

5 Very

Likely

 

Low Risk Acceptable- Monitor –
Moderate Risk Acceptable – subject to guidance.
High Risk Unacceptable. Activity must not proceed.

See Notes.

Notes

High Risk 15 to 25 Activities should cease immediately, until further control measures to mitigate the risk are introduced.

Medium Risk 6 to 12 Should only be tolerated for the short-term and then only whilst further control measures to mitigate the risk are being planned and introduced, within a defined time-period. (Medium risk can be an organisations greatest risk, its Achilles heel, this is due to the fact that they can be tolerated in the short –term).

Low Risk 1 to 5 Are largely acceptable, subject to reviews periodically or after significant change etc.